"You're organising a wedding banquet and you invited 1,000 people but your guests did not RSVP, so you don't know how many are coming," he said. "Will it be 700, 800, 900 or a thousand? What do you think?" asked Khaw, adopting the infuriating query style of Teo Chee Hean. "And if 700 or 800 turn up, yes, it costs you some money, there's some wastage, but you avoid embarrassment and chaos. On the other hand, if you want to save money, you just provide for 700, cross your fingers, but if 800 turn up, then there will be under-catering."
There's only one problem in this scenario. He's talking about a shot-gun wedding. And the guests are people we don't know, don't care to know, utter strangers showing up at the door from China, North India, Philippines, Burma, Eastern Europe, and the odd Nigerian scamster. Aliens who received the invite not from true blue Singaporeans, but some URA planner turned Benedict Arnold, selling out our country for some pieces of silver.
He's at his $8 heart bypass trick again, conveniently forgetting to tell us how much he paid out in insurance premiums before he went under the knife. Or the large discount he enjoys courtesy of his Civil Service Card entitlement. Everybody else pays cash.
Urging Singaporeans to trust the Government, he said, "Please, don't worry". And then proceeded to paint a rosy future where there could be cars without drivers on Singapore roads by 2030 to ease traffic congestion. He obviously is ignorant of the simple fact that congestion is caused when too many cars are put on too few roads, with or without drivers. And oh, he hopes that people will no longer be attached to the idea of owning a car, and certificates of entitlement will thus not be "a headache to everybody." With such wackos as wedding planners, no wonder it's an uphill task to persuade Singaporeans to exchange marriage vows.
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